Gym manager completes a grueling 12-hour fitness challenge to help families with disabled children

Gym manager Adam Domyslawski, from Club Continental in Plymouth, has raised £5182 for local charity Friends and Families by completing a non-stop 12-hour fitness challenge. The money raised will help provide valuable support and activities that are a lifeline to many families with disabled children.

During the challenge, Adam cycled 102km, skied 68km, rowed 34km and lifted an incredible 35 tonnes in deadlifts – only to stop for quick comfort breaks!

Jan Burns, Fundraising and Partnerships Lead at Friends and Families, said: ”We cannot thank Adam enough for his amazing fundraising effort. The money raised will pay for six months of activities that will give families space to relax, have fun, and make friends. The pandemic has hit families with disabled children hard – with many feeling isolated and exhausted having had little respite for over two years. Adam’s challenge is very timely as there has never been a better moment to support our families”.

Adam commented: “I wanted to give back to Friends and Families after seeing the amazing support the charity gave to my friend’s family. The services and activities make a big difference to families with disabled children who often face things alone. It has been my absolute pleasure to raise enough money to help other families benefit”.

Friends and Families supports and empowers families with disabled children in Plymouth and the surrounding area. The charity provides practical advice, support and fun activities to children with a disability and their families.